Thursday, 21 February 2019

John Weavers' s stories

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  • Avanti prints rare Kiwi RMBS

    Structured Finance | 15 June 2018

    Avanti Finance gave the New Zealand securitisation market a welcome shot in the arm last Tuesday with only the fifth issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities since the global financial crisis.

  • AMP gets push-back on Swiss bond

    Bonds | 08 June 2018

    Swiss investors appeared to push back on AMP Group’s bond offering last Tuesday as the scandal-hit Australian financial services company sold a debut SFr110m (US$112m) 4.5-year note.

  • A 'For Sale' sign for an entire block of a city is seen in the Broadbeach area of The Goldcoast, Australia.

    Mixed fortunes for Aussie REITs

    Bonds | 01 June 2018

    An increasingly cautious outlook for the Australian property market helps explain the contrasting fortunes of two recent bond offerings from listed property trusts.

  • Australia's Westpac Banking Corp's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Brian Hartzer speaks during a media conference in Sydney, Australia.

    Westpac NZ on European mission

    Bonds | 25 May 2018

    Westpac New Zealand is about to test European demand for Antipodean bank issuance in the wake of the headline-grabbing scandals exposed by the Australian inquiry into bank practices.

  • A Tigerair Australia plane sits on the tarmac near Virgin Australia aircraft at Melbourne's Tullamarine International Airport, Australia.

    Virgin birth for Aussie HY

    Bonds | 18 May 2018

    Virgin Australia Holdings has pushed Australia’s developing high-yield bond market further down the credit curve with the first low Single B rated offering.

  • Aroundtown ventures Down Under

    Bonds | 13 April 2018

    German property group Aroundtown, rated BBB+ (S&P), is set to become the latest European corporate to access the Kangaroo market.

  • Mackay exposes Aussie HY risks

    Mackay exposes Aussie HY risks

    Bonds | 29 March 2018

    Australia’s expanding high-yield and unrated bond market received a reality check when Mackay Sugar effectively defaulted on its A$50m (US$38.5m) 5.25% April 5 2018 note, having sought and secured a 12-month extension from bondholders.

  • Macquarie

    Macquarie Group raises US$1.75bn in challenging US market

    Ticker | 20 March 2018

    Macquarie Group (A3/BBB/A–) tackled a challenging market backdrop to sell a US$1.75bn three-part 144A/Reg S bond through a blue-chip line-up of US bookrunners, comprising Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, HSBC, JP Morgan and Wells Fargo, as well as the issuer’s own syndication team.

  • New Zealand's Finance Minister Grant Robertson reacts during an interview in his office in Wellington, New Zealand.

    Record demand for Kiwi sovereign

    Bonds | 16 March 2018

    New Zealand attracted a record order book in excess of NZ$5bn (US$3.7bn) for its first syndicated sovereign nominal bond offering in 19 months last Tuesday as investors fought for a slice of the scarce government paper.

  • Thumbs down for Kiwi proposal

    Structured Finance | 16 March 2018

    The Australian Securitisation Forum has given a resounding thumbs down to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s proposed new format for mortgage bonds, intended to revive the country’s moribund RMBS market.